Burgers And Fries
“Burgers and Fries”, a song written by Ben Peters, was recorded by Charley Pride for the RCA label on January 11, 1978, at Sound Masters, 30 Music Sq. West, Nashville, TN. With the production of Jerry Bradley. The song was released in October 1978, on December 16 it reached number # 2 of the US Hot Country Songs charts, remaining a total of 14 weeks in the charts. On January 13, 1979, he reached # 1 on the Canadian RPM Country Tracks charts.
The song was included in Charley's twenty-third studio album, Burgers and Fries (RCA 1978), the album was released in October 1978, reaching number 7 on the US Top Country Albums, on the Canadian RPM Country charts Albums, reached number # 4.
About the song:
The song is a young man's reflection of a relationship that had failed. He remembers how simple things used to be between the two, remembering the simplicity of things like “hamburgers, fries and cherry pies,” hand walks on the beach and movies on moonlit nights, all before things changed between two and don't know why. Then notice that you want things to go back to the way they were before. The song later appeared in the 1997 thriller Breakdown, starring Kurt Russell.
Charley Pride - Burgers And Fries Lyrics
Burgers and fires and cherry pies it was simple and good back then
Walkin' in the sand hand in hand never thinkin' that it could end
Makin' our love with the moon above at the drive-in picture show
And it was burgers and fires and cherry pies in a world we used to know
Changes come and go we've had our share I know
Now it seems we don't have time for love anymore
Oh the things we used to say little things we did each day
Oh I long to do the things that we did before
Well it was burgers and fires...
Well I'm still the same ole me that's all I'll ever be
I'd like to think that you're the same ole you
We lost something down the line and I wish we both could find
Lord I'd like to do the things that we used to do
It was burgers and fires...
Oh it was so simple back then